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Homemade Corn Tortillas

These Homemade Corn Tortillas are so easy, delicious and only require 3 ingredients! You’ll never go back to buying store-bought after you try these!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword corn tortillas, homemade corn tortillas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Haylie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup masa flour
  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp cracked pepper
  • parchment paper

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the masa flour, salt and pepper. Add in your warm water and mix together to form a large ball. If the dough is too dry, add a tbsp or so more water. If it's too wet, add a tbsp or so more masa flour. You want the consistency to become like play-doh! 

  2. Once you have your ball formed, divide it in half. Then divide it in half again. Then one more time! Until you have 8 small lumps. Roll those lumps of dough into balls. Set them aside.

  3. To your tortilla press, add a piece of parchment paper big enough to cover both sides of the inside of the press. To the middle of the press, add one ball of dough. Press down and flatten the ball, until it forms a tortilla. Lift the parchment paper off of the press and then gently peel off the tortilla into your hand, making sure not to rip it! Repeat until your dough is used, making sure to separate each tortilla with parchment paper!

  4. Heat a large skillet (preferably cast iron) on medium/high heat. Once hot, add 2-3 (depending on how many will fit) tortillas into the pan. Cook for 1 and a half minutes on each side. Use a metal spatula to flip them halfway. 

  5. Each tortilla may vary by a few seconds - but you should know it is done when you see no more raw dough and instead see brown char spots. 

  6. Once done, place them either in a tortilla warmer or a towel to keep them warm. Eat immediately! Enjoy!